Now that the NASCAR offseason has arrived, Busch plans to go under the knife again—twice! He will reportedly undergo one procedure to remove the plates and screws from his left foot, and another operation will remove the rod from his leg. The foot surgery is intended to make Busch’s feet “feel normal again,” according to ESPN, while the leg surgery is intended to prevent complications if the driver gets in another crash down the road. If his leg rod broke during a crash down the road, the resulting injury would be much more difficult to repair.
Discussing his recovery, Busch anticipated a four-week rehab period, during which time he wants “to make sure that all the joints that have been immobilized for the last nine months, we get them kind of woken back up in a smooth fashion and 'break it in,' let's say."
Like any sport, racecar driving can put your feet in peril; it is crucial to deal with any sport-related injury in a timely, professional manner. Before you explore surgical treatment options for a sports injury, make sure to schedule a comprehensive consultation with sports podiatrist Andrew Schneider.